Nominations and Appointments Committee

Appointed Fellows of Senate

Section 1 of the Committee's Terms of Reference provides:

1. With respect to Appointed Fellows of Senate the role of the Committee is specified in Clause 46B of Chapter 4A of the University of Sydney By-Law as follows:

(1) If the Senate is required to make a nomination as referred to in section 9(1)(b) of the Act or intends to make a nomination as referred to in section 9(2) of the Act, the Senate is to request the Nominations Committee to identify persons who may be suitable for nomination.

(2) If the Senate is required to appoint a person under section 9(1)(c) of the Act, the Senate is to request the Nominations Committee to identify persons who may be suitable for appointment.

(3) The Committee is:
(a) to determine which of the persons identified under subclause (1) or (2) are to be recommended to the Senate:
(i) for nomination for consideration for appointment by the Minister, or
(ii) for appointment by the Senate,
as the case may be, and
(b) to recommend the length of appointment for each such person, and
(c) to forward those recommendations to the Senate.

(4) In determining the persons to be recommended under subclause (3)(a), the Committee is to have regard to:
(a) the skills and experience of the continuing Fellows, and
(b) the matters referred to in section 9(3) and (4) of the Act.

(5) The Senate:
(a) is to consider the recommendations forwarded by the Nominations Committee, and
(b) is to determine which of the recommended persons are to be nominated for appointment and may select one or more other persons for nomination in place of one or more of the recommended persons, and
(c) is to determine which of the persons referred to in paragraph (b) are to be:
(i) nominated for consideration for appointment by the Minister, or
(ii) appointed by the Senate,
as the case may be, and
(d) is to determine:
(i) in the case of the persons referred to in paragraph (c)(i), the recommended length of appointment for each such person, or
(ii) in the case of the persons referred to in paragraph (c)(ii), the length of appointment for each such person.

(6) The Senate is, when selecting a person for nomination other than a person recommended by the Nominations Committee, to have regard to the matters referred to in subclause (4)(a) and (b).

(7) The Chancellor is to forward the determinations referred to in subclause (5)(c)(i) and (d)(i) to the Minister.

1a. In addition to meeting those requirements set out in the By-Law the Committee will give strong weight to the desirability of the inclusion of at least one Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person among the Fellows of Senate.